Erika Matsuo (Vocals)
Art Hirahara (Piano)
Sam Bevan (Bass)
Brian Fishler (Drums)
Based in New York, she has performed at many of city’s top venues, including BB Kings, Sweet Rhythm, the Kitano, S.O.B.’s and the Blue Note, and regularly tours Japan, where she has appeared on the popular national TV show, Woman on the Planet for a month and was recently featured on a recording session and ”behind the scenes” shooting of a video with Japanese super model/celebrity, Rola in Japan in August 2015.
She released her self produced album, Obsession, True Colors,and Nostalgia. True Colors was picked by the prestigious jazz website JazzPage.com as “Finest Vocal Album of 2013”, and awarded her first place on the JazzPage.com Readers Poll.
“Obsession is a promising debut…beautifully produced, finely performed” – All About Jazz
“She’s got the vocal chops to take this anywhere she wants to go. Tasty, auspicious” – Midwest Record
“Her original ‘close my eyes’ Super” – Boston Post Gazette
“Erika’s voice is filled with sentiment and warmth. She integrates both passion and gentle emotion into her lyrics” – Dr. Lonnie Smith